Having agreed personal terms with Rhodolfo, Juventus will now try to reach a compromise with Sao Paulo over a transfer fee.
The Old Lady failed in a bid to land the 24-year-old this summer, but they've now made moves to secure his signature in January once the window re-opens.
The 25-year-old's representative yesterday revealed that they had already agreed a verbal deal with the Turin giants.
However, the Italian club now have to come to an understanding with his Brazilian side in order to complete the switch.
There does, perhaps inevitably, seem to be an initial difference of opinion with regard to his valuation on the market.
Sao Paulo are understood to have asked for €10m, while Juventus are hoping to net him for a fee closer to €6m.
Rhodolfo is an imposing centre-back who has been offered a five-year deal by Juventus director general Beppe Marotta.
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